Antimicrobial agents (antibiotics)

Elisabeth Presterl*, Magda Diab-El Schahawi*, Luigi Segagni Lusignani, Helga Paula, Jacqui S. Reilly

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Antimicrobial agents (antibiotics and antifungal agents) are active against bacteria or fungi. Antiviral agents are active against viruses. Commonly the antimicrobial agents work specifically against some types of bacteria, fungi or viruses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBasic Microbiology and Infection Control for Midwives
EditorsElisabeth Presterl, Magda Diab-El Schahawi, Jacqui S. Reilly
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783030020262
ISBN (Print)9783030020255
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • antibiotics
  • antifungal agents
  • bacterial resistance
  • Antibiotics
  • Antifungal agents
  • Bacterial resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Nursing


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